Chicago at Colorado

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Chi. Cubs (46-59)0100002137121
Colorado (55-50) «24002000x881

Rockies 8, Cubs 7

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DENVER -- Dexter Fowler used all of his blistering speed to track down Alfonso Soriano's ninth-inning drive as he crashed into the center-field wall.

Fowler's catch may have saved the Colorado Rockies' 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday but it also could mean a stint on the disabled list.

Fowler bruised his left hip and ribs hauling in Soriano's sacrifice fly, an effort that left his teammates shaking their heads in the clubhouse.

"When I went and watched it on replay I can't believe he made the catch," closer Huston Street said.

"It goes beyond a game-saving catch, it's an unbelievable catch," manager Jim Tracy said. "He took a home run away or darn close to it and he had no opportunity to brace himself to break up the impact of the wall."

Fowler will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Even if there are no breaks, he could miss some time.

"If he comes back and shows fluid and a good-size contusion he's a DL candidate," Rockies head trainer Keith Dugger said.

The Cubs had their own medical issues. Starter Carlos Silva left with an abnormal heart rate after facing four batters in the first inning.

Silva was taken to a Denver hospital, where he will stay overnight for observation. A club official said Silva "had everything under control on the way to the hospital."

"Whether it is at the altitude, I don't know," Cubs acting manager Alan Trammell said. "We saw something after [Jonathan] Herrera's at-bat when he backed off the mound. We thought something was wrong."

Fowler's catch helped squelch the Cubs' rally and make a winner out of starter Jorge De La Rosa, who pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first victory in three months.

But it was a tense ninth before Street nailed down Colorado's fourth straight win. Chicago scored three times before Street struck out Jeff Baker to end the game.

"The bottom line is we won," Street said. "When you walk off the field with a win, everything's fine."

De La Rosa (4-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to pick up his first win since April 25 against Florida. He also went 2 for 2 at the plate.

"I was working on my hitting," he said. "I think it helped."

Colorado scored four times in the third to take a 6-1 lead. Herrera hit an RBI single, De La Rosa and Fowler scored on first baseman Derrek Lee's throwing error and Troy Tulowitzki drove in a run with a groundout.

De La Rosa also singled in the fourth and his sacrifice in the fifth helped key a two-run rally against Carlos Zambrano, who made his second relief appearance since being activated from the restricted list Friday. Ian Stewart and Fowler had RBI singles in the inning.

The Cubs used five relievers after Silva (10-5) left.

"We had to go to the bullpen and piecemeal it together," Trammell said. "Zambrano came up to me and said I was available. That helped out."

Blake DeWitt had three hits for Chicago in his first game since he came over from the Dodgers in Saturday's trade that sent Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to Los Angeles.

"Having a game like this right away can give me confidence," DeWitt said. "It's a heck of way to make a first start."

Colorado built an 8-1 lead before the Cubs rallied. Lee's RBI single chased De La Rosa and Geovany Soto hit a run-scoring single off Manuel Corpas before Marlon Byrd flew out with runners on the corners to end the inning.

Soriano hit a leadoff drive in the eighth for his 19th homer, cutting it to 8-4, and Byrd added a two-run triple in the ninth.

De La Rosa struck out five and walked two while improving to 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his last three starts, a step forward after spending a couple months on the disabled list with a torn left middle finger tendon.

Notes

Rockies RHP Aaron Cook was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays Saturday after fouling a ball off his left foot during batting practice. Tracy said everything was fine and Cook should make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants. ... Cubs manager Lou Piniella missed his second straight game to attend funeral services in Florida for his uncle. Trammell is managing the team in Piniella's absence.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

D. Fowler
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Chicago

M. Byrd
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyler Colvin, RF4100113 .263
Starlin Castro, SS5110001 .303
Derrek Lee, 1B4121100 .249
Geovany Soto, C3111200 .284
Marlon Byrd, CF5132002 .315
Alfonso Soriano, LF4112014 .265
Jeff Baker, 3B5110030 .241
Blake DeWitt, 2B4031000 .277
Carlos Silva, P0000000 .069
    James Russell, P1000011 .000
   a- Carlos Zambrano, PH-P1000011 .238
    Justin Berg, P0000000 .000
   b- Xavier Nady, PH1000000 .221
    Andrew Cashner, P0000000 .000
   c- Kosuke Fukudome, PH0000000 .249
   d- Aramis Ramirez, PH1000001 .221
    Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
Totals38712747  
a-struck out for Russell in the 4th
b-grounded out for Berg in the 7th
c-announced for Cashner in the 8th
d-lined out for Fukudome in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jeff Baker (7, De La Rosa), Blake DeWitt (16, De La Rosa)
3B - Marlon Byrd (1, Street)
HR - Alfonso Soriano (19, Corpas)
SF - Alfonso Soriano (3)
RBI - Derrek Lee (49), Geovany Soto (40), Marlon Byrd 2 (47), Alfonso Soriano 2 (57), Blake DeWitt (31)
2-OUT RBI - Derrek Lee (19), Geovany Soto (14)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Castro-Baker-Lee
E - Derrek Lee (6, Throwing)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Silva (L,10-5) 0.1222100 3.92
James Russell 2.2242110 4.28
Carlos Zambrano 2422210 5.71
Justin Berg 1000100 4.81
Andrew Cashner 1000200 6.04
Carlos Marmol 1000010 2.55
HBP - Fowler (by James Russell)
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Silva 15-8, James Russell 46-30, Carlos Zambrano 53-30, Justin Berg 10-5, Andrew Cashner 25-12, Carlos Marmol 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - James Russell 4-4, Carlos Zambrano 4-1, Justin Berg 1-1, Andrew Cashner 3-0
Batters Faced - Carlos Silva 4, James Russell 13, Carlos Zambrano 12, Justin Berg 3, Andrew Cashner 5, Carlos Marmol 3
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF4121002 .239
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF0000000 .277
Jonathan Herrera, 2B4211114 .278
Carlos Gonzalez, LF-CF4111111 .320
Troy Tulowitzki, SS5012003 .305
Jason Giambi, 1B2101102 .278
    Melvin Mora, 1B0000000 .282
Seth Smith, RF3100111 .283
Chris Iannetta, C3100102 .213
Ian Stewart, 3B3011100 .256
Jorge De La Rosa, P2120001 .250
    Manny Corpas, P0000100 .000
    Joe Beimel, P0000000 .000
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals3088773  
Batting
2B - Troy Tulowitzki (20, Silva)
SF - Jason Giambi (5)
SH - Jorge De La Rosa (2)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (16), Jonathan Herrera (15), Carlos Gonzalez (69), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (41), Jason Giambi (25), Ian Stewart (52)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler (5)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Herrera-Giambi
E - Troy Tulowitzki (7, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (W,4-3) 6.2833250 5.01
Manny Corpas 0.2311011 4.23
Joe Beimel 0.2000000 2.81
Huston Street 1133210 4.00
WP - Jorge De La Rosa (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 102-69, Manny Corpas 14-11, Joe Beimel 4-3, Huston Street 23-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 9-6, Joe Beimel 1-1
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 30, Manny Corpas 5, Joe Beimel 2, Huston Street 6
Game Information
Attendance - 38256
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt